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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 738

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 738

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 10,256 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
ALPRAZOLAM 1,520 1,264 10 1 17
LORAZEPAM 1,236 1,033 10 2 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,103 1,045 3 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 990 799 4 4
BUPROPION XL 762 534 10 5 15
TEMAZEPAM 708 533 6 28
RISPERIDONE 564 379 7 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 490 349 8 3
SERTRALINE HCL 453 394 9 5
SEROQUEL XR 408 230 10 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 368 246 11 9
PAROXETINE HCL 357 291 12 16
NAMENDA 342 342 13 26
MIRTAZAPINE 323 215 14 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239 178 15 14
TRAZODONE HCL 222 147 16 1
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 212 170 17 19
PERPHENAZINE 206 93 18 42
CYMBALTA 197 160 19 11
SEROQUEL 193 148 20 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 188 102 R 21 6
GALANTAMINE HBR 164 151 22 92
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 160 134 23 57
EXELON 139 139 24 38
CLONAZEPAM 129 99 25 30
LEXAPRO 117 85 26 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116 77 R 27 47
ABILIFY 115 74 28 7
DOXEPIN HCL 110 78 29 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 55 30 8
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 74 74 R 31 112
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 58 R 32 147
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 43 32 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54 0 R 34 32
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 40 34 22
LAMOTRIGINE 52 0 36 12
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.